My pharmacy journey began at Queens University Belfast where I graduated with a First Class Hons in 2013. I undertook the Pre-Registration Year in both hospital and community pharmacy, allowing me 6 months experience in each setting; after which I decided to pursue a career in hospital pharmacy.
In September 2014 I moved to Nottingham and completed 3 years as a Shift-Working Junior Pharmacist, whereby I worked on a variety of ward settings including cardiology, renal, infectious diseases, care of the elderly, stroke rehab, surgery and dementia care. Gaining experience in carrying out on-call shifts and also in the Trust Pharmacy added to my overall competence as a practitioner.
In 2017 I completed a Clinical Diploma in Hospital Pharmacy with De Montfort University in Leicester and gained a full-time senior position as an admissions Pharmacist in 2018 after a mini-career break in which I travelled in South East Asia.
I joined the School of Pharmacy as a Teacher Practitioner in October 2018 where I work on Mondays and Thursdays at the university Park Campus site and the remaining days on a busy Acute Medicine Admissions ward at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies:
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
I teach within the Integrated Pharmaceutical and Patient Care modules in Year 4, as well as Asthma, Allergies and Immune Diseases in Year 2.
I also lead hospital pharmacy placements at Queen's Medical Centre in busy ward areas, whereby I am able to introduce students to the role of a hospital pharmacist.